14 pages ready to use tomorrow in your classroom to reinforce good work, good behaviors, good attitude for any student, regular or special education. Excellent for students with autism!
Effective intervention packages for behaviors that are evidence-based for students with autism include the following:
• Positive behavior support
o Offer choice as much as possible upfront and to prevent power struggles. (I like to say, “Either way. It doesn’t matter to me. Your choice.”)
o Adjust the environment for success.
o Provide explicit skills instruction. Task analysis helps to pinpoint exactly where to instruct. (Products that help you with that at my store.)
o Positive behavior consequences (I like to say, “Good things happen to students who make good choices/do their work.”
• Functional communication
o Understand the purpose/function of the behavior (FBA: functional behavior assessment).
o Teach replacement behaviors.
o Students learn to determine expected behaviors and evaluate their own behaviors.
o Students monitor their own behavior and give themselves a reinforcement.
Students are unique in their behaviors and communication, among other areas, and in what reinforces the behaviors we want. Using effective strategies prevent much unwanted behaviors. For those not changed by typical classroom management, targeted intervention is needed.
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Autism Resources by Jean K. Lawson
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